Sport Climbing Course

This course will provide you with all necessary skills for sport climbing. From the basics to advanced knowledge – everything you need to stay safe and comfortable at the crag

Vitosha / Vratsa / Bozhenitsa
2 days
Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

This 2 days course is the next step after our Gym Climbing Course. It aims to apply your gym climbing skills on the rock crags and add a bunch of new necessary ones.

The topics of the course are: 

  • Applying the gym climbing skills on rock crags.
  • Establishing a top rope anchor and manage a day out with less experienced friends.
  • Placing quickdraws and cleaning the route.
  • Tweaking your skills with some advanced technics that make your life easier.
  • Understanding the grading system in sport climbing and the general ethics on the crag.

Day 1

We arrive at the crag in the early morning and work until the evening. Overnight at our camping spot or the nearby guest house.

Day 2

А second early morning start with a scent of coffee and breakfast will set the stage for another long day of climbing and gaining experience. When the light is out we will return to Sofia.

All items marked with * can be rented from the guide.


  • Climbing shoes
  • Chalk bag*
  • Climbing harness*
  • Climbing helmet*
  • Belaying device*
  • Belaying glasses (optional)
  • 20l backpack


  • Warm jacket
  • Hat

Other Items

  • Sunscreen
  • Headlamp
  • Snacks
  • Personal items /prescription medicine; contact lenses; blister kit; maintenance equipment etc./


  • Sleeping bag & mattress
  • Tent*
  • Toiletries
  • Ear plugs


  • 1 person: 350 EUR for 2 days
  • 2 people: 600 EUR for 2 days
  • 3 people: 800 EUR for 2 days
  • 4 people: 1100 EUR for 2 days
  • 5 people: 1200 EUR for 2 days
  • 6 people: 1300 EUR for 2 days

*The prices cover the guiding fee. Yours and the guide’s expenses for logistics and accommodation are on you.

* The prices may vary based on the length of the course and the specific topics tailored for your personal preferences.

* The course can be done in one day and the price can be adjusted accordingly


Having an insurance is mandatory for the booking. You must be insured for your chosen activity and the cover must include medical expenses, personal accident, personal liability, third party risks and rescue (including helicopter rescue). You are strongly advised also to opt for coverage against cancellations and curtailment as the outdoor activities are strongly dependent of constantly changing meteorological conditions


All programs of Vertical Vector are led by IFMGA mountain guides with substantial experience in the fields of skiing, climbing & mountaineering. The guide to client ratio for this course is up to 1:6. For a larger group a second guide will join.


During the program we will sleep at a guest house or camp near the chosen crag.

Getting There

There is an abundance of different crags in close proximity to Sofia that offer a world class climbing on limestone, granite, sandstone and even volcanic rock! Depending on our choice will start together from Sofia or meet you directly at the crag.

Cancelation by the client prior to the trip

If you book your Tour more than 30 days in advance, you will have a 48-hour span after booking to cancel and receive a full refund without any deductions. After that period of time, if you decide to cancel the Tour, you will have the possibility to do so in accordance with the following indemnity scheme (refunded or to be paid depending on whether the payment was made and received) plus covering the non-reimbursable expenses the Guide paid to organize the Tour.

  • 100% refunded (or 0% paid) if the cancellation is notified in writing by email to the Guide up to 60 days before the first day of the Tour.
  • 75% refunded (or 25% paid) if the cancellation is notified in writing by email to the Guide between 59 and 30 days before the first day of the Tour.
  • 50% refunded (or 50% paid) if the cancellation is notified in writing by email to the Guide between 29 and 21 days before the first day of the Tour.
  • 0% refunded (or 100% paid) if the cancellation is notified in writing by email to the Guide less than 21 days before the first day of the Tour.

Cancelation by the guide prior to the trip

If the guide receives injury, illness or is somehow unable to attend and also to find a replacement, he will reimburse the full amount of money invested by the client in the form of advance payment and other expenses like hut bookings. However the Guide would not cover your transportation costs (booked flight tickets, car rental, etc.) You are strongly advised to insure such investments.

Trip cancelation due to external circumstances

  • In case of possible bad weather or unsuitable conditions recognized up to 7 days prior the trip, the guide will:
    Propose a similar or different activity in line with the weather/conditions possibilities. If you refuse this option you will receive 0% refund.
  • If similar activity is impossible and cancelation occurs, the guide is to be paid the minimum daily fee (380EUR) for each day canceled.

Trip cancelation on terrain

In case of unexpected or unforeseen weather / terrain conditions or client skill deficiency, the Guide keeps the right to cancel the trip in order to guarantee safety. In this case you will receive 0% refund unless the Guide offers you otherwise. If there is mutual agreement of cancelation due to bad weather the day before the guide is to be paid the minimum daily fee for each day canceled.


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